Medical Center & Health Care
3/27/2015 Organ Donation: 6 Myths that Might Change Your Mind about Giving the Gift of LifeDid you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives? And that could be extremely helpful given the fact that in New York State alone, over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, according to LiveOnNY (formally the New York Organ Donor Network). More than 8,000 people await kidneys; over 1,300 need livers; and more than 300 need hearts.
3/24/2015 Med Students "Match" to Leading Programs in New York, Nationwide115 fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students matched to residency programs in New York and 17 other states at this year's Match Day, an annual event when more than 25,000 graduating medical students find out where they will launch their medical careers as resident physicians. Most residency programs begin July 1.
3/19/2015 A High Tech Option for Colon Cancer Screening Colonoscopies are one of those necessary screenings that people tend to put off -- despite the fact that if detected early, colorectal cancers have extremely high survival rates. In recent years, an alternative to the traditional colonoscopy has emerged as an option for many patients - called virtual colonoscopy. Matthew Barish, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Division Co-Chief, Abdominal Imaging, and Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Stony Brook Medicine, talks about the benefits and risks of this high-tech screening device and how it could be life-saving.
3/17/2015 Wounded Police Officer Discharged from Stony Brook University HospitalSuffolk County police officer Mark Collins who was wounded while pursuing a suspect late Wednesday night in Huntington Station was discharged Sunday afternoon from Stony Brook University Hospital.
3/12/2015 New York Islanders Score Big with Patients at Stony Brook Children's HospitalThere might have been some sad faces after a loss against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night - the final faceoff at Nassau Coliseum for both New York based National Hockey League teams - but the New York Islanders scored big smiles with patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Wednesday afternoon as three players visited the hospital.
3/11/2015 7 Ways to Reduce the Risks for Colorectal CancerColorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for men and women combined. And this year alone, it is expected to cause nearly 50,000 deaths.
3/10/2015 Wide Range of Stony Brook Programs Cited in 2016 Edition of US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Stony Brook University is named frequently in a listing of highly ranked programs in graduate education, according to the 2016 edition of US News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" publication. The rankings reflect data from surveys of more than 1,500 schools and more than 12,000 graduate programs. The publication focuses on programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine. The Stony Brook University School of Nursing had the highest jump in ranking, as it rose 76 spots from being ranked 166th in 2011 to 90th in 2015.
3/5/2015 Walk for Beauty The Walk for Beauty has raised more than over $1.275 million for cancer research since its inception in 1994. Funds also help pay for wigs and prostheses for cancer patients. The event is an all-volunteer initiative with no administrative costs. All proceeds stay in the community to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook.
3/5/2015 5 Tips to Fight off the Winter BluesWith the forecast calling for more snow today, this 'eternal' winter the North-East has been suffering through has many in the region calling it quits on this season. But if you have been feeling moody or even depressed this winter, you're not alone. About 10 million Americans are said to be effected with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Another 10 to 20 percent could have a mild case of the disorder.
2/20/2015 Cut the Sugar, Up the Good Fats Stony Brook Medicine Registered Dietician Gives New Strategies for Heart Healthy NutritionEggs, anyways you like them, might be back on the breakfast menu. For decades, dietary cholesterol has been the focus of nutrition-related heart disease prevention. But now, as the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is preparing its 2015 report, new evidence has opened up the discussion that dietary cholesterol may not play as harmful of a role in heart disease as once thought.
2/17/2015 Oncology Nurses at Stony Brook University Hospital Share the Medicine of Love, Host Romantic Evenings for Their PatientsThere's a new dating hot-spot and it's at Stony Brook University Hospital. A group of oncology nurses have been playing cupid, putting together a 'date night' for their patients right in their hospital rooms - with the hopes that these patients will forgot about having cancer, even just for a little while.
2/13/2015 IT'S A GIRL! The Midwifery Practice at Stony Brook Celebrate their 10,000th Birth The Midwifery Practice at Stony Brook celebrated their 10,000th birth yesterday. The Midwives created a countdown on social media and were anticipating this birth for a few weeks! With three women admitted into the Labor and Delivery Unit at Stony Brook University Hospital on Wednesday night, the race was on to see which baby would be "crowned" number 10,000th!
2/3/2015 After the Storm: Tips for Surviving Old Man Winter's InconveniencesAs each winter storm ends and it's time to get back the daily grind, getting out of the house and back on the roads could come with some risk and potential injury. Experts from the Stony Brook University Trauma Center share some tips that go beyond the usual winter safety driving advice and touch upon those often overlooked inconveniences that winter storms leave behind in order to decrease injuries and major accidents.
2/2/2015 Women: Have Questions About Heart Disease?Heart disease is often thought of as a health problem for men, but more and more women die of heart disease each year than men, and from any other disease including breast cancer. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men.
1/29/2015 Stony Brook University Alum and Light Welterweight Champ Chris Algieri Makes Kids at Stony Brook Children's Hospital Champs for The Day Light Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri took some time away from the ring and training yesterday to visit patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital. Stony Brook is familiar territory for Algieri, who graduated from the University with a bachelor's degree in healthcare sciences in 2007. He met with patients and their parents in the Child Life Playroom the hospital where he signed autographs, took pictures and showed the kids his WBO Light Welterweight Champion belt, which resulted in a lot of smiles and 'ooh's and ah's.'
1/26/2015 Stony Brook Trauma Center Experts Shares Safety Tips in Severe Winter Weather ConditionsThe cold weather not only brings snow, ice and chilly weather, but a number of hazards such as slips and falls from wet floors and icy stairs; frostbite and hypothermia from exposure to extreme cold temperatures; overexertion when removing snow; and injury from hazardous driving conditions to snow blowers.
1/23/2015 As Cases of MRSA Climb on Long Island, Stony Brook Children's Expert Eases Concerns The number of students at Rocky Point High School confirmed with cases of the bacterial infection known as MRSA is now up to five, according to the school's Superintendent Michael F. Ring.
1/23/2015 Stony Brook Children's Doc Urges Families to Get Vaccinated after Disney Measles Outbreak Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials urging those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, to avoid Disney parks where the spread originated back in December.
1/15/2015 Nationally Recognized Educator Named Dean of the School of Dental MedicineMary R. Truhlar, DDS, MS, a nationally recognized dental medicine educator, has been named Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
1/13/2015 Stony Brook Launches New Master's Degree in Applied Health Informatics The Stony Brook University School of Health Technology & Management is now offering a new Master's Degree in Applied Health Informatics for healthcare professionals. The development of the program is in response to urgent local and regional workforce demands and will foster telehealth services under New York State legislation passed this month that increases healthcare programs for rural communities, those with limited means, and patients suffering from chronic conditions.